42, Number 8: October 15, 2004
Research Facility dedication is Oct. 15
|EVENTS TO NOTE
ops records department hosts open house
• English will dedicate alumni book
collection Oct. 15
• Seminar will discuss treating neuropsychological
• Biology hosts seminar
• Alumni will present geology lecture
• Families invited to attend classes
• Engelstad Arena lists events
• North Country Fiddle presents concert, barn
• Grad committee lists meeting agenda
• UND, United Way partner for volunteer and communityservice
• Ludtke talks about difficulties in rural eldercare
in next faculty lecture
• Theology for Lunch program considers faith and
• Wagner seminar includes Ring showing
• Fall leadership workshop series planned
• Art department hosts faculty show
• TIAA-CREF offers seminar on “Women and
• Panel to discuss pros and cons of service-learning
• India Dance Ballet to perform at Chester Fritz
• Pro Musica concerts benefit North Dakota’s
• Free concert is gift from Norwegian government
• Professors of Norwegian will attend seminar
on campus; Norwegian government sponsors free concert
• Psychology plans colloquium
• Space studies will host star parties
• An evening of cabaret set for Oct. 24
• Writer to discuss hurricane flight
• Please announce “Keep Going” program
• North Dakota Museum of Art to hold live art
• Agenda items due for Nov. 4 U Senate meeting
• Proposals due for Nov. 5 IRB meeting
• Incubus will play the Ralph
• NCBI molecular resource training
will migrate to new software system
• American Indian Student Services
offers proposal development incentive project
• Submit requests now to use SGID process
• Unsatisfactory progress forms due Oct. 15
• ITSS provides software license information
• Library display focuses on violence against
• ConnectND implementation begins on “final
• Proposals sought for Frank Wenstrom research
• Honorary degree nominations sought
• Scholarly activity funds awarded
• Call for presentations: Dakota Conference on
Rural and Public Health
• Abstracts invited for international water conference
• Deadline for public scholarship proposals approaches
• UND phone book/directory available
• Studio One features “The Price is Right”
winner, Clothesline Project
• More participants sought for menopause study
• Persons sought to pose as patients
• High-risk individuals should contact
primary health care providers regarding flu shots
• Campus walking trail maps available
Research Facility dedication is Oct. 15
Everyone is cordially invited
to the dedication ceremony for the Neuroscience
Research Facility at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct.
15. The new $3 million, 14,000-square-foot facility
is located at the corner of Hamline and Fifth
Ave. N. (just west of the School of Medicine
and Health Sciences).
President Charles Kupchella will preside during
the ceremony. It is expected that remarks will
be made by Sen. Byron Dorgan, H. David Wilson,
vice president for health affairs and dean of
the medical school; Mike Ebadi, associate vice
president for health affairs; a representative
of the State Board of Higher Education, and
Michael Brown, Grand Forks mayor and a medical
The Neuroscience Research Facility is a state-of-the-art
structure which houses laboratories for medical
school neuroscientists and their assistants
who are working to discover new knowledge of
how the brain functions at its most basic level.
Researchers will focus on increasing scientific
understanding of the causes of neurodegenerative
diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s,
Lou Gehrig’s (ALS) disease, multiple sclerosis,
epilepsy and others. The research also has application
for furthering our knowledge of the mechanisms
in the brain which lead to drug-seeking behavior
Ground was broken in September 2003 for the
one-story-plus-basement structure which was
built with funds from the federal Health Resources
Services Administration. Construction will begin
soon on a $1 million addition to this building
on the north side.
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
ops records department hosts open house
The records department at flight
operations is now located in their permanent
spot at the airport. Thanks to everyone for
their patience while the renovation was going
on. In celebration, there will be an open house
held Thursday, Oct. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. Come
by and see the newly constructed office and
enjoy a cup of hot cider and a cookie.
– Christine Naas, special events, UND
will dedicate alumni book collection Oct. 15
The English Department will
dedicate its distinguished alumni book collection
at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, in 109 Merrifield
Hall. The collection, a permanent display, honors
the successes of its many alums, especially
those who have published books. Refreshments
will be served and some of the writers in the
collection will attend. An open house before
and after the Homecoming Parade Saturday morning,
Oct. 16, will ensure that out-of-town alums
will have an opportunity to view the collection.
The many alumni writers represented in the
collection, one book each (many have published
quite a few more), readily demonstrates the
rich variety of possibilities open to students
of English. There will be familiar literary
names: Maxwell Anderson, Jon Hassler, Tom McGrath,
and Larry Watson. But it is clear that from
the Pulitzer Prize winning plays of Anderson
to the commercial writing of Darwin Holmstrom’s
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Motorcycles;
from Laurel Reuter’s influential book
on textile art to popular romance and mystery
writing (Janet Spaeth), westerns (Peter Brandvold),
and works for young people (Jane Kurtz and Emily
Rhoads Johnson), not to mention the straight-up
literary criticism of Carter Kaplan, Lowell
Gallagher, and Peter Fritzell – there
seems to be no limit to where time spent in
UND’s English department might eventually
– James McKenzie, professor and chair,
will discuss treating neuropsychological disorders
The Center of Biomedical Research
Excellence Pathophysiology of Neurodegenerative
Disease and pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics
is sponsoring a seminar Friday, Oct. 15, at
11 a.m. in 3933 Medical School. David Patterson,
director of the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute
and professor of biological sciences at the
University of Denver, will present “The
Use of Mouse Models to Understand and Treat
Down Syndrome, autism, and Other Neuropsychological
Disorders.” All are invited to attend.
Please note the time change of this seminar,
which has been moved up to 11 a.m.
– Pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics.
The biology department will
host a seminar Friday, Oct. 15, at noon in 141
Starcher Hall. Erica Fleishman will present
“Surrogate-Based Approaches for Predicting
Species Richness of Multiple Taxonomic Groups.”
Dr. Fleishman is from the Center for Conservation
Biology at Stanford University.
All are welcome.
– Biology department.
will present geology lecture
In celebration of the Department
of Geology and Geological Engineering awarding
the Arthur Gray Leonard Medal to Gerald Groenewold,
director of the Energy & Environmental Research
Center, UND alumni Edward Murphy and John Hoganson
of the North Dakota Geological Survey, Bismarck,
will present “Geological Observations
of the Lewis & Clark Expedition in North
The noon presentation will be held Friday,
Oct. 15, in 100 Leonard Hall (Lecture Bowl).
This seminar is part of the geology and geological
engineering Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary
Science (LEEPS) lecture program, which brings
nationally and internationally known scientists
to UND to give talks on cutting-edge science
and engineering. Lectures cover a wide range
of topics, including academic science, applied
engineering, and environmental issues of current
For more information, contact me.
– Joseph Hartman, geology and geological
invited to attend classes
As a part of Family Weekend
2004, families of UND students have been invited
to attend class with their students. We hope
this event will help highlight the strong academic
environment of the University and give families
a real sense of the classroom experience their
student enjoys at UND. This event will be held
Friday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. If visitors
to your classroom on this date are not appropriate
(available chairs, exams, etc.), please contact
Rochelle Bollman at 777-6468 or firstname.lastname@example.org
with your concerns. Last year we had only a
handful of families take advantage of this opportunity.
They reported, however, that it was a good experience.
– Kenton Pauls, director of enrollment
Arena lists events
Following are events at the
Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Ralph Engelstad Arena is proud to announce that
Incubus with special guest The Music will perform
Monday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on
sale now. There is a special UND student price
of $29.50; all other seats are $33.50. Students
must present a student ID and purchase their
tickets at the REA box office. There is a limit
of two tickets per ID.
2004 Homecoming show: Martin Short
The 2004 Homecoming show will feature A Musical
Evening with Martin Short at the Chester Fritz
Auditorium Friday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m. Tickets are
on sale now. Faculty, staff, and students will
receive $6 off the regular ticket prices of
$25 and $39. The discounted tickets can only
be purchased at the Chester Fritz or Ralph Engelstad
Arena box offices, and a valid UND ID is required.
2005 IIHF World Junior Championship
Single game tickets for the 2005 IIHF World
Junior Championship are now on sale. For more
information or to order tickets log on to www.theralph.com
and click on the World Junior logo at the bottom
of the page.
Be a part of the excitement. Sign up to be a
volunteer for the 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship
Dec. 25 to Jan. 4. Positions include game ushers,
ticket takers, credential checkers, information
booths and assisting with World Junior Jam at
the Alerus. Register online at www.worldjrs2005.com
— Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Country Fiddle presents concert, barn dance
North Country Fiddle and Dance
presents The Porch Stompers from Central Iowa
in concert, with a barn dance to follow. They
play New England contras, barn-dance style squares,
and French-Canadian circle mixers. All dances
will be taught. It will be held Saturday, Oct.
16, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Grand Forks
Senior Center Auditorium, 620 Fourth Ave. S.
Admission is $5; $3 for students, children and
– Jan Orvik, editor, for North Country
Fiddle and Dance.
committee lists meeting agenda
The graduate committee will
meet Monday, Oct. 18, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in
305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:
1. Approval of minutes from Oct. 11.
2. Application by mechanical engineering to
offer ME 464, Computational Fluid Dynamics for
3. Request by history to offer a new course:
History 450, European Social History.
4. Physics has the following requests:
a. Request for change in prerequisites for Physics
431, Quantum Mechanics I.
b. Request for change in course description
for Physics 460, Introduction to Astrophysics.
c. Request for change in course description
for Physics 461, Introduction to Astrophysics
d. Request for change in program requirements
for Physics, Master of Science program.
5. Linguistics has the following requests:
a. Request for change in course description
and co-requisites for Linguistics 506, Field
b. Request for change in course title, course
description, and co-requisites for Linguistics
520, Foundational Issues of Community-based
Literacy in Multilingual Societies.
c. Request for change in course description
and co-requisites for Linguistics 521, Literacy
Program Planning and Management.
d. Request for change in course description
and a change in co-requisites for Linguistics
522, Materials and Methods in Literacy.
e. Request for new course: Linguistics 519,
Introduction to Literacy Principles.
f. Request for new course: Linguistics 511,
Translation of Texts: Theory and Practice.
g. Request for new course: Linguistics 530,
Introduction to Writing Systems.
6. Matters arising.
— Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
United Way partner for volunteer and community
Four organizations — Volunteer
Bridge, the nonprofit leadership certificate
program, career services, and the Center for
Community Engagement — and The United
Way are partnering to sponsor “Building
Bridges: A Volunteer and Community Service Expo”
Oct. 18-23. The week-long event will feature
speakers, panels and the first ever nonprofit
career fair. Through this event, students, faculty
and staff can attend and learn how volunteering
and community service can open doors to careers
in the nonprofit sector.
On Monday, Oct. 18, at 11:30 a.m. in the Loading
Dock in the Memorial Union, Tony Trimarco (director
of the Memorial Union) will present “How
Volunteer Opportunities Can Become Job Opportunities.”
Trimarco uses humor and storytelling to get
his message across. He has a passion for volunteering
and has been involved in many projects in the
Greater Grand Forks community.
Following Trimarco’s presentation at
12:30 p.m. in the Loading Dock, Farrah Thoreson,
new to UND, will present “An Introduction
to Service Learning.” She will inform
both faculty and students about learning opportunities
available to the classroom through service learning.
Thoreson is the AmeriCorps VISTA service learning
coordinator with the Center for Community Engagement.
Pizza will be served to the first 50 attendees.
The Tuesday, Oct. 19, presentation, to begin
at 11:30 a.m., will feature a panel of professionals
from nonprofit agencies who will address the
issue of what majors can find careers in the
nonprofit sector. The discussion will take place
in the Fred Orth Lecture Bowl on the second
floor of the Memorial Union. Deb Reierson, United
Way; Ben Klipfel, Marketing Services Partnership;
Diane Blair, East Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce;
and Job Christenson, North Dakota Ballet Company
are the panelists on Tuesday. Heather Helgeson,
program coordinator of the Nonprofit Leadership
Certificate Program, will facilitate this discussion.
If you are wondering what career opportunities
await you in the nonprofit sector, these professionals
can answer your questions.
At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, a panel of
students will discuss how volunteering has impacted
their lives. Kelly Aho, Christina Sambor, Scott
Holdman, Annie Beck and Jessica Kuipers will
talk about volunteering and what they have gotten
from it. The panel discussion will take place
in the Fred Orth Lecture Bowl in the Memorial
The very first nonprofit career fair will take
place Thursday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to noon in the
River Valley Room. Nonprofit agencies from the
area will attend. Since these agencies do not
participate in the career fair sponsored by
Career Services, students will be able to get
information about other career opportunities.
Participants at each event will be able to
register for door prizes that will be given
away at the end of the career fair. Everyone
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23, have been
set aside as days of service. On Friday the
UND community is encouraged to find a way to
make a difference in someone else’s life.
Students, faculty, and staff can locate volunteer
opportunities at the Volunteer Bridge office
on the main floor of the Memorial Union. Throughout
the week, a collection box will be available
for donating to the Undies Sundays project.
On Saturday, everyone is encouraged to help
count the donations that were collected for
United Way’s Undies Sundays project at
the Salvation Army. If you want more information,
please contact Volunteer Bridge at 777-4076.
talks about difficulties in rural eldercare
in next faculty lecture
Young people are flocking to
cities. The attraction of bright lights and
opportunity is tempting, but as a result of
this exodus, Richard Ludtke, Chester Fritz Distinguished
Professor of Sociology and Rural Health, has
found that the capacity for informal care for
the elderly in rural areas has declined with
The faculty lecture series continues Tuesday,
Oct. 19, in the Memorial Union’s Fred
Orth Lecture Bowl at 4:30 p.m. (a reception
starts at 4 p.m.). Ludtke will present “Aging
in North Dakota: Observations on Urban, Rural
and Frontier Patterns.” His presentation
is the accumulation of years of work studying
the elderly in this state.
According to Ludtke, population patterns of
North Dakota tend to show that more young adults
are moving to urban areas. They are leaving
rural areas and frontier counties – those
sparsely populated counties that don’t
have enough people to support a complete array
of long-term care services. The lack of population
in rural and frontier areas will, according
to Ludtke, “affect the capacity to respond
The problem of elder care is compounded because
the elderly live longer, often with chronic
disease. Ludtke has found that as young adults
leave rural areas, the elderly are likely to
have reduced access to family caregivers when
they often need the most attention.
The faculty lecture series is sponsored by
the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors and
is supported by the president’s office.
Albert Fivizzani, professor of biology, is on
the advisory committee and summed up the intention
of the lecture series: “It provides a
forum for individual faculty members to share
their information and research to the campus
and to the community as well.”
“I am encouraged with the effort to make
information available for the formation of rural
policy. I am glad the issue has raised attention,
and I hope it has an impact on improved planning
throughout the nation,” Ludtke said.
Ludtke’s work on health policy has been
extensive. A Lakota, N.D., native, he has been
on the faculty for 35 years. His work includes
involvement with the National Resource Center
on Native American Aging at the Center for Rural
for Lunch program considers faith and politics
Please join the Campus Ministry
Association for free lunch and conversation
as they host the fall semester Theology for
Lunch series, Faith and Politics, Tuesdays through
Oct. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. at Christus Rex
Lutheran Campus Center. The following individuals
will share their reflections on the ways in
which faith influences their personal responses
in the political arena. Bring a friend!
Tuesday, Oct. 19, Tom Dennis, Grand Forks Herald
Tuesday, Oct. 26, Mikey Hoeven, North Dakota
— Lisa Burger (student academic services),
on behalf of the Campus Ministry Association
(St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center, United Campus
Ministry, Wittenberg Lutheran Chapel, and Christus
Rex Lutheran Campus Center).
seminar includes Ring showing
The Department of Music’s
seminar on “Richard Wagner and Wagnerism”
will sponsor a complete showing of Wagner’s
Der Ring des Nibelungen (with English subtitles)
in a performance by the Metropolitan Opera with
James Levine. The four operas of the Ring will
be shown in the Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes
Fine Arts Center, on these Wednesdays: Oct.
20 (Das Rheingold), Oct. 27 (Die Walküre),
Nov. 3 (Siegfried), and Nov. 17 (Götterdämmerung).
All showings begin at 4:30 p.m. Admission is
– Christopher Anderson, music.
leadership workshop series planned
The fall 2004 leadership workshop
series will be held Wednesdays at 3 p.m. through
Oct. 20 in the Badlands Room at the Memorial
Union. The schedule follows:
Oct. 20: “Volunteering - One Step Closer
to Your New Career,” Karen Frisch, Salvation
All students, faculty, and staff are welcome
to attend any part of the series, and we ask
that faculty and staff inform their students
of the upcoming presentations. The series is
offered free of charge and pre-registration
is not necessary.
It is sponsored by the Memorial Union Center
for Student Involvement and Leadership. Call
777-2898 for further information.
– Jenni Glick, project coordinator for
department hosts faculty show
The art department will hold
a faculty show through Thursday, Nov. 4, at
the Col. Eugene E. Myers Art Gallery, Hughes
Fine Arts Center. A reception for the artists
is set for Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 4:30 to
This event is free and open to the public. For
more information call 777-2257.
-- Art department.
offers seminar on “Women and Investing”
TIAA-CREF is providing a presentation
on “Women and Investing. A Woman’s
Money, A Woman’s Future.” This presentation
targets women’s issues through four life-stages
and highlights why planning is critical. Topics
include the importance of participating in an
employer plan, taking advantage of tax-deferred
investing, choosing appropriate investment products,
things to consider if suddenly single, and how
to leave a legacy to heirs.
The presentation will be given on Wednesday,
Oct. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. or Thursday, Oct.
21, from 10 a.m. to noon. The presenter will
be Molly Melanson Perry of TIAA-CREF.
For registration and location information you
may choose one of the following: phone: 777-2128;
e-mail U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or go online at
to discuss pros and cons of service-learning
A panel of UND faculty members
will discuss the pros and cons of service learning
during “Make a Difference Week”
Thursday, Oct. 21, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in
116 Merrifield Hall.
Participating on the panel to discuss the relevance
of service learning to higher education will
be Donald Poochigian, philosophy; Daphne Stevens,
sociology; Burt Thorp, interdisciplinary studies;
and Jeanne Anderegg, honors. Lana Rakow, Center
for Community Engagement, will moderate the
Background readings for the discussion, An
Apologie for Service Learning by Marvin D.L.
Lansverk and Why Service Learning is Bad by
John W. Eby, are available at these addresses:
The panel is sponsored by the Center for Community
Engagement and the office of instructional development.
A box lunch will be provided to those who reserve
in advance by calling 777-4998.
– Center for Community Engagement.
Dance Ballet to perform at Chester Fritz
Gajamukha, “The Story
of the Elephant-Headed God,” Dance Ballet
of India, will appear in the Chester Fritz Auditorium
Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. The event is open
to the public and admission is free.
Faculty are urged to encourage students to
attend this cultural event. More performance
details are available at www.gajamukha.com,
including information on dancers, dance styles,
the orchestra, music of the ballet, musical
instruments, music composers, and lyrical composers.
This event is sponsored by the Multicultural
Awareness Committee (MAC), a standing committee
of UND Student Government, and co-sponsored
by the UND Division of Academic Affairs in association
with the India Students Cultural Association
and the International Centre.
Portland artist and National Dance Project
Grant recipient Jayanthi Raman will present
this new full-length ballet as part of the tour
of performances in 30 cities in the United States
The tour is funded in part by the National
Dance Project of the New England Foundation
for the Arts, with lead funding from National
Endowment for the Arts and Doris Duke Charitable
Foundation. Additional funding was provided
by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Ford
– Bonnie Solberg, advisor, Multicultural
Musica concerts benefit North Dakota’s
UND music faculty will appear
in concert for the Pro Musica series Thursday,
Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in First Presbyterian
Church, 5555 S. Washington St., Grand Forks.
The Department of Music includes 16 full-time
faculty and several lecturers, representing
disciplines as diverse as performance, music
education, music therapy, composition, and music
history and theory. The music faculty are pleased
to support the Pro Musica series and the organ
renovation project, since the Aeolian-Skinner
instrument has served the department as the
principal teaching and performance organ for
Faculty performers include Jeff Anvinson, Royce
Blackburn, Michael Blake, Sharon Boschee, Anne
Christopherson, Therese Costes, Eric Lawson,
Jennifer Moore, James Popejoy, and Elizabeth
Rheude. The concert is open to the public. Admission
is $15 for adults and $5 for students or $30
for a family to benefit the organ project.
– Music department.
concert is gift from Norwegian government
Lillebjorn Nilsen from Oslo, Norway, will play
a free concert for the public at the Chester
Fritz Auditorium Friday, Oct. 22, 8 p.m. The
concert is a gift from the Norwegian government,
a way of saying “thanks!” to the
University of North Dakota for hosting this
year’s Norway Seminar for Professors of
Norwegian in North America.
Lillebjorn Nilsen [bio translated by Faythe
Thureen, UND instructor of Norwegian.]
Lillebjørn has been singing since the
sixties. His debut record “Tilbake,”
which came out in 1971, was closely followed
by others. Throughout the years and decades,
Lillebjørn has received prestigious prizes
and been honored for outstanding contributions
as a performing artist. In 1995, he received
Denmark’s first folk music prize.
During his career, Lillebjørn has published
several books combining guitar and song. These
songbooks are pulled out around the campfire,
in schools, and in kids’ rooms where chords
are instilled in fingers. Everyone knows Lillebjørn.
Lillebjørn plays several stringed instruments,
including guitar, banjo, mandolin and Hardanger
fiddle. His repertoire encompasses Norwegian
folksongs in his own arrangements, his own translations
of songs from other countries, and not least
his own lyrics and melodies.
In a simple and down to earth manner, Lillebjørn
has set words to everyday concepts, and his
songs have always gone home with both young
In addition to numerous tours in Norway and
other Nordic countries, he has peformed at large
festivals in Europe and the USA. He also joined
other musicians to form two successful groups
which played to full houses and sold hundreds
of thousands of records.
In 1996, Lillebjørn released a double
album of 40 of his best and most well known
songs. In 2005, he will celebrate his 55th birthday.
For information, contact Faythe Thureen, Norwegian
instructor in the UND Department of Languages,
(701) 777-4652, email@example.com.
of Norwegian will attend seminar on campus;
Norwegian government sponsors free concert
The Norway Seminar for professors
of Norwegian in North America, sponsored by
the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
will take place on campus Thursday through Saturday,
Oct. 21-23. Approximately 45 professors from
colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada,
in addition to special lecturers and other dignitaries,
will be at UND by invitation of the Norwegian
government. The topic this year is Norwegian
Children’s Literature and Culture. Included
in the delegation from the Norwegian government
will be the following staff from The Royal Norwegian
Consulate General in New York: Liv Morch Finborud,
consul general of Norway, N.Y.; Eva Moksnes
Vincent, consul, director of the Norwegian Information
Service in the U.S.; Silje Roalsvik, coordinator
of international education.
In addition, The Norwegian Embassy in Washington,
D.C., will send a member of the press to Grand
Forks for the Norway Seminar.
The Norway Seminar will open Thursday, Oct.
21, with a welcome reception at the home of
President and Adele Kupchella. A concert, open
to the public, is set for Friday, Oct. 22, at
8 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Well-known
singer-songwriter-guitarist Lillebjorn Nilsen
from Oslo, Norway, will play.
There is no admission charge. This is a gift
to UND and the community from the Norwegian
government in appreciation for hosting this
year’s Norway Seminar.
– Faythe Thureen, languages.
The psychology department will
host a colloquium in which Linda Langley, assistant
professor at NDSU, will present “Adult
Age-Related Changes in Selective Attention and
Visual Search.” It will be held at 3:30
p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in 302 Corwin/Larimore
Hall. Everyone is welcome.
– Psychology department.
studies will host star parties
The space studies department
will host a series of public star parties in
September and October to raise awareness of
astronomy and the department’s plans to
build a professional observatory. Star parties
will begin at 8 p.m. each Friday in September
and October at the observatory site near Emerado.
Visitors will be able to use the telescopes
and learn about fund raising efforts for the
new $2 million observatory.
Directions to the UND observatory: Take Highway
2 west out of Grand Forks for approximately
10 miles. At mile marker 346, turn left onto
a gravel road. After passing several homes and
crossing railroad tracks, turn right at the
T-intersection. Drive one-half mile and take
the first left. The observatory will be about
one-half mile down the road on the left.
Please call me at 777-4896 with any questions.
– Paul Hardersen, assistant professor,
evening of cabaret set for Oct. 24
Job Christenson will present
an evening of cabaret at the Blue Moose Restaurant
Sunday, Oct. 24. He will sing some of his favorite
old standards as well as selections from Josh
Groban, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim,
and some classic American pop tunes. Christenson
has performed on Broadway and on national tours
that include “Cats” and “Ragtime.”
Marlys Murphy will accompany him on piano. Join
them for a night of real New York style cabaret.
The program starts at 5 and 7 p.m. in the Minnesota
Room of the Blue Moose. Tickets are $10; call
the Blue Moose for reservations at (218) 773-6516
or purchase at the door. All proceeds will benefit
the North Dakota Ballet Company.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Kristen Borysewicz.
to discuss hurricane flight
Travel writer Scott Olsen will
visit UND to talk about his recent adventure,
“Hunting the Hurricane.” Olson,
who is professor of English and committee chair
of environmental studies at Concordia College
in Moorhead, will be at Clifford Hall, Room
210, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m.
Olsen recently flew with a news crew and weather
scientists hunting Hurricane Ivan. He will show
footage of that flight, and describe how writers
work from notes, outlines, and drafts to full
manuscripts. If you write, fly, or watch the
weather, come join this conversation with Olsen.
This event is sponsored by Aerospace Sciences
and the English department. For more information,
contact Fred Remer at 777-4055 or Sherry O’Donnell
announce “Keep Going” program to
Student Academic Services is
coordinating the annual “Keep Going”
program Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 26-28.
This is a refresher on using Web ALFI, the UND
catalog, etc., as students prepare to register
for the spring semester.
Topics include how to use Web ALFI, general
education requirements, the advisement process,
advisor and student roles, and using the catalog
and time schedule. Sessions will be held in
the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl, and are set
for: Tuesday, Oct. 28: 1 to 2 p.m.; Wednesday,
Oct. 27, 2 to 3 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 28, 9:30
to 10:30 a.m.; and Thursday, Oct. 28, 1 to 2
p.m. Each session will cover the topics above.
– Student academic services.
Dakota Museum of Art to hold live art auction
The North Dakota Museum of Art
will hold its sixth annual autumn Art Auction
Saturday, Oct. 30. The evening begins at 6:30
p.m. with music by Jazz on Tap and appetizers
donated by the Bronze Boot, Green Mill, Whitey’s,
the Museum Café, and the Blue Moose.
The live auction starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are
$25 in advance and $30 at the door.
Museum Director Laurel Reuter commented that
“with this auction we have chosen to bet
on our audience by including several large paintings
priced at the high end of our market. That gives
patrons a range of art objects from $150 to
$7,000. She pointed out that one of the top
prices in last year’s auction, Alec Soth’s
photograph of a houseboat on the Mississippi,
was $1,250 and it is now worth five times that
The 37 pieces of art are now on display at
the Museum and online at www.ndmoa.com or may
be viewed in the catalog. They range from woven
Indian baskets to abstract works to traditional
oil paintings. They will be auctioned by Burton
Onofrio, who has run art auctions for 26 years
in Rochester, Minn.
Absentee bidding is possible by mail or telephone.
Call the Museum at 777-4195 to order tickets
$25 in advance, $30 at the door), receive an
auction catalog, or register for absentee bidding.
The ticket price includes wine and hors d’oeuvres
beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Reuter will preview the works and lead an informal
discussion about them and their creators on
Thursday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. This event is free
and open to the public.
The auction is underwritten by High Plains
Reader, KVLY/TV and KXJB/TV, Leighton Broadcasting,
Marshall Field’s and North Dakota Public
Radio. The exhibition is funded in part by a
general operating grant from the Bush Foundation.
The Museum is located on Centennial Drive in
Grand Forks. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. Call 777-4195
for information on current exhibitions, the
Museum Café, or the Museum Gift Shop.
– North Dakota Museum of Art.
items due for Nov. 4 U Senate meeting
The University senate will meet
Thursday, Nov. 4, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble
Hall. Agenda items for this meeting are due
in the registrar’s office by noon Thursday,
Oct. 21. They may be submitted electronically
to Nancy.Krogh@mail.und.nodak.edu. It is recommended
that some detail be included in the agenda items
– Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary,
due for Nov. 5 IRB meeting
The institutional review board
will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, in 305 Twamley
Hall to consider all research proposals submitted
to the office of research and program development
before Monday, Oct. 25. Proposals received later
will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed
them and time permits.
Clinical medical projects must be reviewed
by the clinical medical subcommittee before
they are brought to the full board. Proposals
for these projects are due in research and program
development Monday, Oct. 18.
Minutes from the meeting will be available
in the ORPD approximately one week after the
– John Madden (communication sciences
and disorders), chair, institutional review
will play the Ralph
Incubus will perform live at
Ralph Engelstad Arena Monday, Nov. 15, at 7:30
p.m., with opening act The Music. Born in the
suburbs of Calabas, Calif., the early funk-metal
sound of Incubus was heavily influenced by the
Red Hot Chili Peppers, but broadened over the
next few years to incorporate thrash, rap-metal,
post-grunge rock, and metal. Concert tickets
are $33.50 for the general public and $29.50
for area college and high school students with
valid ID. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept.
18, at 10 a.m. Purchase your tickets at all
Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 772-5151 or
online at the Ralph.com.
– Ralph Engelstad Arena.
molecular resource training offered
National Center for Biotechnology
Information (NCBI) molecular resource training
will be offered Thursday and Friday, Nov. 18
and 19. The NCBI presents “A Field Gide
to GenBank and NCBI Molecular Biology Resources,”
a lecture from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, in the
Memorial Union Lecture Bowl, and hands-on computer
workshop (Nov. 18 and 19) on GenBank and related
databases covering effective use of the Entrez
databases and search service, the BLAST similarity
search engine, genome data and related resources.
The training features the NCBI assembly and
annotation of human, mouse and rat genomes,
the updated map viewer genome displays, the
new genome-specific BLAST pages, the new NCBI
curated conserved domains, and Cn3D 4.1.
For more information on this free class presented
by NCBI, go to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Class/FieldGuide/.
Workshops will be held in the Karl Christian
Wold Bioinformation Learning Resources Center,
lower level computer lab, Room B320B, Medical
Science building, Thursday and Friday.
Attendance at the lecture is a prerequisite
for the hands-on workshops.
Workshop session #1: Thursday, Nov. 18, 1 to
3 p.m. (25 seats); workshop session #2: Thursday,
Nov. 18, 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. (25 seats); and workshop
session #3: Friday, Nov. 19, 8 to 10 a.m. (25
For more information and/or to register contact
me by Friday, Nov. 11.
– Barbara Knight, Harley E. French Library
of the Health Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org.
will migrate to new software system
The three on-campus libraries
will migrate to a new computer system this fall.
Following is information for each library.
Chester Fritz Library
The Chester Fritz Library is in the process
of switching to a new computer system to replace
computer software that will not be supported
in the future. The goal of this project is to
introduce more advanced computer technology
that will enhance all library services.
During the next few months, you may see library
staff taking extra steps to check out books.
There may be some services such as online renewals
that will not be available. You may also find
due dates are extended to accommodate project
activities. The current online public catalog
will not change during the fall semester, and
the library will deliver materials to the stacks
as quickly as possible during the implementation
of the new system. However, there may be delays
in processing some materials. There should not
be any disruption in accessing electronic databases
The new computer software and hardware will
provide improved tools for both library staff
and users. We look forward to introducing the
new “gateway” to the public catalog
by the beginning of the spring semester.
This project is separate from the ConnectND/PeopleSoft
project, which is also being implemented at
UND. The new computer system will be operated
by the Online Dakota Information Network (ODIN),
which supports all North Dakota University System
libraries and selected public, school and special
libraries throughout the State.
The goal during the next few months is to implement
the new library computer system with as little
inconvenience to the user as possible. The library
staff would like to thank you in advance for
your assistance during the implementation. If
you have any questions about the project, please
contact me at 777-2189.
— Wilbur Stolt, director of libraries.
Library of the Health Sciences
Thormodsgard Law Library
The Library of the Health Sciences and the Thormodsgard
Law Library are migrating to a new computer
system for ODIN, along with the Chester Fritz
Library. The time frame for the transition is
similar to that of the Chester Fritz Library.
By the beginning of the spring semester, the
new ODIN interface will be in place.
While migration is in process, it will be necessary
for library staff to run the old system along
with the new one. Therefore some procedures,
such as book check-out of materials, may take
a little longer. There may be delays in processing
newly acquired books, but if a user needs a
new book quickly we will make arrangements to
provide it. Journals will continue to be displayed
and made available for use as they arrive.
We appreciate your patience during this transition.
We believe you will find the new system with
its enhanced features easy to use.
– Lila Pedersen, director, Library of
the Health Sciences, and Gary Gott, director,
Thormodsgard Law Library.
Indian Student Services offers proposal development
The American Indian Student
Services Proposal Development Incentive Project
is an exciting opportunity that provides grant
writing seed money to be utilized for the development
of new American Indian-related initiatives.
As you may be aware, President Kupchella has
a goal of promoting UND as a national leader
in American Indian higher education. Given that
there are currently 27 American Indian-related
programs on campus, we are well on our way to
realizing that goal.
American Indians constitute the largest and
fastest growing ethnic minority in the state
of North Dakota. UND has a long and successful
history of collaboration with the tribes, tribal
entities, tribal schools, and tribal community
colleges within the state.
Currently, there are over 400 American Indian
students enrolled at UND. Through American Indian-related
programs and initiatives, we are helping to
build stronger American Indian communities across
the state and nation – one successful
student at a time.
A brochure is available describing the American
Indian Student Services Proposal Development
Incentive Project. For a copy, call 777-4291.
Given our campus commitment to diversity, this
could be an opportunity for your department
to implement a program of support for recruiting
American Indian students to your area.
Be assured that our office will be a collaborating
partner in the development and implementation
of your program, and are willing to assist you
as much as possible.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity,
please contact Leigh Jeanotte, AISS director,
at 777-3296, or Donna Brown, AISS assistant
director, at 777-2949.
requests now to use SGID process
If you are interested in using
the SGID (Small Group Instructional Development)
process for gathering midterm feedback from
your students, please submit your request as
soon as possible. This process is appropriate
for teachers in any kind of course (from first
year to grad, of varying sizes, and in any discipline)
and for any faculty member. New faculty may
appreciate the opportunity to gain more insight
into their students’ perceived needs,
while more senior faculty often welcome the
opportunity to stay in touch with a constantly
evolving student body or to gain feedback from
students during course revision or development.
To request an SGID, please contact Jana Hollands
at 777-4998 or email@example.com.
For more information about the process, contact
Joan Hawthorne at 777-6381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
progress forms due Oct. 15
Unsatisfactory progress report
forms are due in the registrar’s office
by noon Friday, Oct. 15. Please adhere to the
following procedures to assure that accurate
and adequate information is transmitted to students.
1. The departmental office picks up forms Wednesday
morning, Oct. 6, and transmits them to teaching
faculty through routine procedures.
2. Faculty complete a form for each class section.
NOTE: Forms for all sections are to be completed
and returned. If no students are deficient,
the blank sheet must be signed and returned.
It is considered verification that the instructor
considers no students to be deficient at this
3. If the form includes names of students who
have never attended class, mark them as failing.
This information should initiate action by the
student to correct any error in registration
prior to the last day to drop (Friday, Nov.
4. If a student is attending a class and the
name is not listed on the deficiency form, it
indicates that the student’s registration
is in error. The student should not be allowed
to continue attending the class, but should
be directed to the registrar’s office
to correct the problem.
5. The unsatisfactory progress report forms
are to be completed by all faculty members and
returned to the registrar’s office no
later than noon Friday, Oct. 15. Adherence to
this schedule is essential since computer processing
is done over the weekend. Reports no received
in our office by noon Oct. 15 will not be accepted
and it will become the responsibility of the
faculty member to contact the deficient students.
Unsatisfactory progress reports will be mailed
to the students during the week beginning Oct.
6. DO NOT SEND THROUGH THE MAIL. Please return
forms directly to the registrar’s office,
201 Twamley Hall.
Thank you for your cooperation. If you have
any questions, please call our office at 777-2712.
– Ray Pospisil, assistant registrar.
provides software license information
AutoDesk/AutoCAD licenses will
expire Oct. 14. The new license year for AutoCAD
2005 will be Oct. 15, 2004, through Oct. 14,
Mathematica version 5 licenses are valid from
Aug. 9, 2004, through Aug. 9, 2005.
PC SAS licenses are valid from March 1, 2004,
through Feb. 28, 2005.
ESRI licenses are valid from July 1, 2004,
to June 30, 2005 through this year’s contract.
ESRI Virtual Campus: Did you know that you
have access to ESRI Virtual Campus classes if
you use ESRI software products through UND?
If you are interested in courses to help you
learn more about using this software, please
contact Amy for more information.
For questions regarding software licensing,
please contact me at email@example.com
– Amy Indridason, information technology
systems and services.
display focuses on violence against women
The Chester Fritz Library has
an exhibit focusing on violence against women.
This display explores the history, social and
literary treatment of the topic. Books from
the library’s general collections trace
the scholarly treatment of the subject, and
chronicle significant historical events. The
exhibit is located on the second floor display
cases near the main entrance and the reading
room. The exhibit, prepared by Janet Rex, Victor
Lieberman, and Felicia Clifton, will run through
– Wilbur Stolt, director of libraries.
implementation begins on “final four”
A major piece of ConnectND is
in operation on the “final four,”
the campuses where full implementation has been
delayed. PeopleSoft undergraduate admissions
and recruitment functions were activated at
Minot State University and MSU-Bottineau on
Sept. 7. North Dakota State University and the
University of North Dakota “went live”
with admissions and recruitment the following
A few issues were resolved during the process
and now admissions and recruitment personnel
at those four schools are entering applications
with PeopleSoft, admitting students, running
letters, generating envelopes, assigning and
managing checklists and running queries. Thus,
PeopleSoft software is now in use on all 11
campuses. Graduate school, law school and medical
school admissions and recruitment functions
will be phased in later.
Student records and financial aid systems at
the final four will follow, in January/February;
then student financial functions next summer.
Finance and Human Resource Management Systems
are aimed at a Jan. 1, 2005, implementation
for the final four, joining the seven schools
already using those functions.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for ConnectND.
sought for Frank Wenstrom research scholars
Frank Wenstrom dedicated his
life to public service in the state of North
Dakota. He served his state in the state senate
and as lieutenant governor. He also chaired
the constitutional revision committee. Continuing
his commitment to his state after his death,
he left his estate to the Department of Political
Science and Public Administration and the Bureau
of Governmental Affairs. To ensure that the
money is used to continue to serve the state
of North Dakota, the department and bureau are
creating the Wenstrom Consortium for North Dakota
Studies. This consortium will support research
on public policy issues facing the state of
Undergraduate students working on honors theses
or graduate students working on independent
studies or theses on issues of relevance to
public policy in North Dakota are eligible to
apply. Interested students should provide a
proposal (limited to two pages) including the
1. Name, major, and year in school
2. A brief title of the project
3. A description of the project, including
a. The nature of the project
b. The work that the grant will support (the
grant will support only the gathering of data)
c. The anticipated date when the project will
The application should also include a budget
on a separate page. Allowable expenses include
such things as postage, stationery, and travel
expenses. The grant will not cover salary. Normally
grants will not exceed $500; up to two awards
per semester will be made. Application deadline
for the first competition is Monday, Oct. 25.
Applications should be submitted to the Bureau
of Governmental Affairs, Box 7167, Gamble Hall
160, and be clearly marked as Wenstrom Scholarship
The applications will be reviewed by the members
of the Department of Political Science and Public
Administration’s Bureau of Governmental
Affairs committee. Applications will be judged
based on the following criteria.
2. Relevance to North Dakota issues and problems.
3. A realistic time frame for completion.
Grant recipients must agree to permit the Bureau
of Governmental Affairs to publish the completed
project report and to distribute it to appropriate
policy makers, administrators, and interested
— Mary Grisez Kweit, political science
and public administration.
degree nominations sought
Members of the University council
are invited to nominate outstanding individuals
for an honorary degree. The deadline for submitting
nominations is Friday, Dec. 3. Qualifications
include, but are not limited to, the following
State Board of Higher Education criteria (see
SBHE, Policy 430.1):
1. The candidate should have had an association
with the State of North Dakota. This association
may be by virtue of birth, of residence, of
education, of service to the state, the board,
or one of the institutions governed by the board.
2. The candidate must have achieved a level
of distinction which would merit comparable
recognition in his or her profession or area
3. The renown of the candidate should reflect
favorably on the board, the institutions it
governs, and the State of North Dakota.
In order to avoid any embarrassment, no suggestion
shall be made to any person to be so honored
until the State Board of Higher Education has
acted on the nomination.
Institutional criteria and standards for the
awarding of honorary degrees at the University
of North Dakota have been established by the
University senate. It is recommended that the
following criteria be used in considering persons
for an honorary degree:
1. Achievement of distinction in scholarship,
or in comparable professional or creative achievement.
2. Recognized and outstanding service to the
nation, to the state, or to the University of
3. Attendance at or graduation from the University
of North Dakota, except as the individual is
outstanding with reference to the preceding
criteria 1 and 2.
4. Non-membership on the faculty of the University
of North Dakota.
5. Scholarship specialization in an area in
which the university normally grants an earned
1. Nominations may be made by any member of
the University council.
2. Nominations must be accompanied by a factual
dossier providing evidence that the nominee
meets the criteria and standards established
by the University Senate (Nos. 1-5 above). Factual
compilation should include the following, in
the order listed:
a. A brief biography.
b. A list of scholarly writings, research and
c. Description of public service and achievements.
d. List of offices and positions held.
e. Other factual justifications for consideration.
3. The nominee’s scholarship will be
evaluated by the departmental faculty in the
area of the nominee’s specialization,
such evaluation to be a part of the dossier
presented to the honorary degrees committee.4.
A nominee will not be informed that he/she is
being considered until the nomination has been
approved at the SBHE level.
5. The titles of honorary degrees shall be
distinct from those of earned degrees at UND.
6. No honorary bachelor’s or master’s
degrees will be awarded.
On behalf of the honorary degrees committee,
nominations and all supporting materials may
be sent to the office of the vice president
for academic affairs and provost, 302 Twamley
Hall. The dateline for submitting nominations
is Friday, Dec. 3.
– Martha Potvin, interim provost.
activity funds awarded
The Senate scholarly activities
committee received 40 requests for funds to
travel to domestic or Canadian destinations
(a total of $37,814.66); and 13 requests for
funds to travel to Alaska, Hawaii, or foreign
destinations (a total of $18,221.57), in response
to the September call for proposals. The following
awards were made at the committee meeting Sept.
Foreign travel awards
Biswanath Bandyopadhyah (mechanical engineering),
$720; Therese Costes (music), $489; Bjorn Dahlen
(Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium), $975;
Jonathan Geiger (pharmacology, physiology and
therapeutics), $745.80; William Gosnold (geology
and geological engineering), $474; Bettina Heinz
(communication), $325.92; Mark Hoffmann (chemistry),
$1,159.20; Eric Murphy (pharmacology, physiology
and therapeutics), 559.16; Donald Poochigian
(philosophy and religion), $352.80; Claudia
Routon (modern and classical languages and literatures),
$591.82; Thomas Wiggen (computer science), $534;
Min Wu (biochemistry and molecular biology),
$570; Crystal Hui-Shu Yang (art), $598.40.
Domestic Travel Awards
Mark Askelson (atmospheric sciences), $296.33;
Fathollah Bagheri (economics), $262.20; Gayle
Baldwin (philosophy and religion), $265.80;
Connie Bateman (marketing), $277.20; Michael
Beard (English), $258; Nancy Beneda (finance),
$298.80; Daniel Biederman (economics), $262.20;
Eric Burin (history), $243.52; Hyunsoo Byun
(art), $240; Kimberly Donehower-Weinstein (English),
$287.40; Tracy Evanson (family and community
nursing), $259.20; Saleh Faruque (electrical
engineering), $321.60; Ann Flower (microbiology
and immunology), $216.60; Cullen Goenner (economics),
$262.20; Elizabeth Harris-Behling (English),
$270; Mark Jendrysik (political science and
public administration), $243.37; Richard Josephs
(geology and geological engineering), $184.20;
Lynda Kenney (technology), $238.80; Jason Lane
(educational leadership), $293.70 ; Yeo-Howe
Lim (civil engineering), $328.20; Patrick Luber
(art), $138; Seong Hyun Nam (management), $307.80;
Glenn Olsen (teaching and learning), $183.60;
Patrick O’Neill (economics), $231; Kimberly
Porter (history), $315.23; Sally Pyle (biology),
$252.60; Lori Robison (English), $262.80; Bradley
Rundquist (geography), $227.04; Sandra Short
(physical education and exercise sciences),
$186; Rebecca Simmons (biology), $200.40; William
Smith (finance), $298.80; Jeffrey Sun (educational
leadership), $294; Wayne Swisher (communication
sciences and disorders), $286.80; Gary Towne
(music), $125.76; Richard Van Eck (teaching
and learning), $293.40; John Vitton (management),
$225.54; Robert Wood (political science and
public administration), $262.80; Jan Zahrly
(management), $263.64; Marcellin Zahui (mechanical
— Fred Remer (atmospheric sciences),
chair, senate scholarly activities committee.
for presentations: Dakota Conference on Rural
and Public Health
Please visit http://www.bismarckstate.edu/cce/ruralhealth/
for information concerning the 2005 Dakota Conference
on Rural and Public Health call for presentations.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Dakota
Conference, which will be held at the Ramkota
Inn, Bismarck, March 8-10, 2005.
The Dakota Conference is a forum for public
health professionals, rural health care providers,
health care researchers/educators and other
health care professionals. This year’s
conference theme is “Twenty Years of Strengthening
Communities through Education, Innovation and
Research.” The Dakota Conference is an
interdisciplinary forum for sharing strategies
for building and sustaining health communities
in North Dakota.
Please consider submitting a proposal to present
at the conference. You may choose to present
as an individual or by a panel presentation.
This is a great opportunity to share what you
are doing and what you have learned with others
around the state. The deadline for proposal
submission is Friday, Oct. 22, 2004.
For more information please call our conference
planners, Bismarck State College Corporate and
Continuing Education at (701) 224-5600 or (800)
– Center for Rural Health.
invited for international water conference
The second International Water
Conference, “Research and education in
an International Watershed: Implications for
Decision Making,” is set for April 6-7,
2005, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Presented by the
Red River Basin Institute, this meeting will
feature plenary speakers and concurrent sessions
centered on problematic issues of water management,
flood damage reduction/mitigation, and natural
resources protection/development that confront
policy makers, scientists, and citizens of the
Red River basin and surrounding region. Abstracts
are due no later than Nov. 1, 2004.
For more information, go to http://www.tri-college.org/watershed/conference.htm.
— Phil Gerla, associate professor of
geology and geological engineering.
for public scholarship proposals approaches
Faculty are reminded that the
deadline for submission of proposals to the
new UND Public Scholarship Fund is Wednesday,
Oct. 20. Proposals will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary
committee, with decisions to be made by Nov.
15 for grant projects to be completed by June
This grant round has two categories. Individual
faculty may request up to $1,000 for expenses
associated with developing contracts with one
or more North Dakota communities to establish
community partners for a future collaborative
research project. The second category requires
two or more faculty from more than one department
with at least one public community partner in
North Dakota requesting up to $5,000 to support
a project addressing a significant public need
or problem in North Dakota.
Proposal guidelines are available at www.communityengagement.und.edu.
Please contact me at 777-2287 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
– Lana Rakow, Center for Community Engagement.
phone book/directory available
The new 2004-05 UND phone book/directory
is now available. Department copies may be purchased
through the charge system or with cash at the
University Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Locations
at which cash purchases may be made are the
Memorial Union Service Desk and Convenience
Store, the Wilkerson Convenience Store, and
the Walsh Convenience Store. Cost is $1.25.
The book lists names, addresses, phone numbers,
and, in many cases, email addresses of faculty
and staff, and names, phone numbers, and addresses
of students. The book also contains much other
information, including administrative, academic,
and student governance personnel; residence
hall and fraternity and sorority housing information;
an overview and capsule history of the University;
research and service agency information; the
campus map; city map; events calendars; organization
chart; emergency and disaster reaction procedures;
campus and city bus schedules; political divisions
and voting sites for Grand Forks; and campus
- University relations.
One features “The Price is Right”
winner, Clothesline Project
“The Price is Right”
contestant Joe Czech will share his experience
on the show on the next edition of Studio One
on Channel 3 in Grand Forks. Hearing the words
“Joe Czech, come on down!” has been
a lifelong dream for this college student. He
will discuss what it was like to appear on a
nationally televised game show.
Also on the next edition of Studio One, the
Clothesline Project at UND pays tribute to Dru
Sjodin. Designed to create awareness of violence
against women and children, the event included
testimonies from Linda Walker, Sjodin’s
mother, and other family and friends.
Studio One is an award-winning news and information
program produced at the University of North
Dakota Television Center. The program airs live
Thursday, Oct. 14, at 5 p.m. on UND Channel
3. Rebroadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon,
7 p.m., and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at
10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio
One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also
be seen in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, Minneapolis,
the Portland, Ore., metro area, and Winnipeg,
– Studio One.
participants sought for menopause study
Thanks to all of you who have
participated in our study looking at women’s
health and menopause. We’re at a count
of 35 and still looking for more participants.
If you’re between 42 and 65 years and
would be interested in learning more about our
project, please call 777-2719.
– Donna Morris, College of Nursing.
sought to pose as patients.
The Office of Medical Education
is seeking people to hire as patients for our
medical students. We are looking for people
who would like to help students learn and practice
history taking and physical exam skills.
We need a diverse group of healthy men and
women, ages 25 to 80, with the following:
s a flexible schedule
s transportation to and from the University
s limited number of health problems
The positions available are part-time and short
term, lasting only a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon
from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. During this time, you
would be interviewed and examined by three different
student physicians. The experience would be
much the same as a visit to your own doctor’s
office. You would be asked to share your personal
medical history and allow the student to do
a physical exam. Don’t worry, this does
not require shots, blood tests or other invasive
procedures. Students are observed by physicians
and all information is confidential. If there
is medical or personal information you do not
wish to share, you don’t have to. You
will be paid $10 an hour for your participation.
If you are interested, please contact Dawn
at 777-4028 in the Office of Medical Education
as soon as possible. Please feel free to pass
this information along to others who may be
– Dawn Drake, medical education.
individuals should contact primary health care
providers regarding flu shots
Because of the shortage of flu
vaccine, UND faculty and staff who are at high
risk of developing serious complications from
the flu are encouraged to contact their primary
health care providers.
– Jane Croeker, UND Student Health Services.
walking trail maps available
Enjoy walking? Feel stressed
and need a break? Want to get in shape? Want
to become renewed and invigorated when outside?
Check out the new walking trails on campus.
The physical wellness subcommittee, along with
Rick Tonder, associate director of facilities,
has created 14 walking/running trails for the
UND campus. The trails, approximately one mile
in length, cover most regions of campus and
can be interconnected for a 5-10 mile walk.
Three of the trails are indoor routes for year-round
use. The School of Medicine loop even includes
stair climbing to increase the workout.
Maps are available at the Wellness Center and
Memorial Union and online through the UND home
page at www.und.nodak.edu and the Wellness Center
home page at http://wellness.und.edu/wellness.
– Matt Remfert, co-chair, physical wellness